Train Simulator

Train Simulator

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New Haven - Boston
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New Haven - Boston

ANNOUNCEMENT: This project is being put on-hold until the following conditions are met:

1) The route editor tools no longer crash the game, are more efficient, and are more functional (particularly the gradient and easments tools).

2) Existing routes can be carried over to the Unreal Engine 4 version of the game that is probably set to come out sometime next year.

If these conditions are not satisfied via patches for either TS2016 or TS2017, then I will wait till either the Unreal Engine 4 version of the simulator is released OR a better simulator from a different company is released.

I have been though a lot of crap with this editor and feel like I am fighting a constant battle with it. As such, development isn't enjoyable. If my current work can't be carried over to the UE4 version of the game, then my time is mostly wasted.

I want a great platform to develop on and that's what I am ultimately waiting for.

Want to test the route between official Workshop releases? Subscribe to the "New Haven - Boston (Preview Channel)"!

Route Description
In this route, you are able to operate Amtrak's Acela Express and Northeast Regional services in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Additionally, you can operate Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail service between Wickford Junction and Boston South Station. Shore Line East commuter service is also available between New Haven and New London. As a bonus, you can drive the Patriots Game Day Train from T.F. Green Airport to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. The route extends from New Haven, CT to Boston, MA.

Route Facts
Length: 156.4 miles (between mileposts 72.3 and 228.7)
Relevant Companies: Amtrak, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Shore Line East
Maximum Line Speed: 150MPH (Acela Express), 125MPH (Northeast Regional), 79MPH (MBTA)
Station Stops: New Haven Union, New Haven State St., Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, New London, Mystic, Westerly, Kingston, Wickford Junction, T.F. Green Airport, Foxborough (Gillette Stadium), Providence, South Attleboro, Attleboro, Mansfield, Sharon, Canton Junction, Route 128, Hyde Park, Ruggles, Boston Back Bay, and Boston South Station

Frequently Asked Questions
What is a defect detector?
A device which inspects passing trains for hot boxes (overheating axle bearing) and equipment dragging on the tracks. After the inspection the report is sent over radio frequency to the train engineer.

What is a catenary dead section?
An area of catenary with no current flowing through it. When passing through these areas on an electric locomotive, reduce the throttle to 0%. Refer to for more information.

What is an interlocking?
An area where trains can switch tracks. Moveable bridges in Connecticut are also considered interlockings. Interlockings are always accompanied by sets of wayside signals to govern movements through that interlocking.

What is a railroad crossing?
This is a railroad grade crossing where cars and pedestrians can legally cross the tracks. There are currently eleven grade crossings on the Northeast Corridor and all of them are located in Connecticut.

Miscellaneous Information
The AEM-7's cab signalling system is currently the ONLY locomotive with fully operative cab signals in this route. With the release of New York - New Haven, the Acela, HHP8, and ACS-64's cab signalling systems do not have complete compatibility with the original NEC signals used in this route. I have reached out to Dovetail Games about this and they acknowledge that the issues exist but not to expect a fix anytime in the near future.

MBTA Schedule:
Shore Line East Schedule:
Amtrak Schedule:
Amtrak Employee Timetable:

Community Website
Northeast Corridor Simulator Development has a website! You can find Northeast Corridor projects, mods, and other information there. It's worth checking out regularly!

Facebook Group
I post constant updates about the current development of this route on the Northeast Corridor Simulator Development Facebook page[]. If you have a Facebook account please request to be a member!

YouTube Channel
I occasionally post videos of the development process on my YouTube Channel. In addition to videos of the route's development, there are route building tutorials and gameplay videos for your enjoyment!

Thank you and enjoy!
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Jul 25, 2016 @ 8:18am
Quick Drive Troubleshooting Steps
Mar 25, 2016 @ 5:14am
Does not work unfortunately
May 21, 2017 @ 9:38am
Physics & Sound Mods by Fan Railer
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Acela944 Mar 30 @ 11:20pm 
This is sad. Would've really loved to see a completed version of this.
Trains (VC Disabled) Mar 12 @ 3:58pm 
If this ever gets updated in the future, I took a trip up north recently on this section and it looks like all the signals are now Trilights (which are in the NJCL route), with the exception of some in Boston & dwarf signals.
No idea if this will help, but if it doesn't get updated ever again, bummer - but thanks for making this! Really enjoy it.
JGamer100 Mar 10 @ 9:12pm 
Is this project still being developed? It would be a super addition to TS.
Zero The RC Salesman Jul 5, 2019 @ 7:03pm 
Hang on, I need to message you about an issue with the asset packs
Train538  [author] Jul 4, 2019 @ 8:26pm 
Definitely see if you have all the required DLCs. If you do, definitely delete the route from your game and redownload.
Zero The RC Salesman Jul 4, 2019 @ 8:09pm 
I figure it must be because I need the US asset pack.
Zero The RC Salesman Jul 3, 2019 @ 8:31am 
Hey, I can't seem to see multiple stations? Lots of SLE station platforms are missing, same for Back Bay, Ruggles, South Station. Should I redownload?
Train538  [author] Sep 18, 2018 @ 11:51am 
Anthony, although this route has not been updated in some time, I recommend deleting the route, then let Steam reinstall it. Let me know what happens.
j.w.helfrich Sep 18, 2018 @ 11:29am 
the MBTA Haverhill line would also be awsome!
Anthony’s Trains Sep 14, 2018 @ 9:49pm 
Hello, i just wanted to say that there is a spot of track just north of Kingston, RI @ Kingston International where the track disappears out of no where and my train slams into the ground and derails, I was hoping someone could take a look and try to fix the problem if they can. Thanks!